Entrepreneurial Realness

The Consumerism of Valentine's Day - with a plot twist!

The Consumerism of Valentine's Day - with a plot twist!

Valentine's day - people love it, or hate it.  Businesses get backlash for product promo, targeted sales, but the truth of the matter is in this blog post.  The stats around spending.  Who we're buying for, how much we're spending.  And in the bleakness of retail sales post holiday, we all need a little Valentine's Day action. 

Three minute read ahead!

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The Real Cost of Black Friday Sales

The Real Cost of Black Friday Sales

This post is a behind the curtain peak at the real costs to small businesses for running Black Friday sales.  Yes we do it - it's built into retail culture, and sales are fun!  But we dive into the numbers, costs, and margins, and some funny comments from customers too.  Give it a read.  Just remember, I love my shop, I love my community, I love my customers :) but this one's just a little bit spicy!

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Covid Conundrums - A behind the scenes look at the chaos

Covid Conundrums - A behind the scenes look at the chaos

This is a super exposing, behind the scenes look at how our business is managing during these ever-changing, ever challenging times.

Will I regret this one?  Maybe... But if you want to know how I'm doing, and how without co. is doing admit covid, give it a read.

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I started my own company, work for myself, and am kinda bad at my job…

I started my own company, work for myself, and am kinda bad at my job…

Oh entrepreneurship - why do you through so many curve balls at me!  And why did I even think I would be naturally good at a job I had NEVER DONE IN MY LIFE?!  Here’s my super honest recount of entrepreneurship so far.

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Why Black Friday and Cyber Monday suck - unless you do them right!

Why Black Friday and Cyber Monday suck - unless you do them right!

I'm diving into the impacts of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  Shopping local is good for so many reasons, maybe you buy local because of the lower carbon footprint associated with locally made goods, or because of higher quality standards, or because it's nice to know the face behind the business.  But there are also HUGE local economic benefits of doing so - and we take a dive right into some of the numbers. Two minute read ahead - let me know what you think!

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